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. today, of course, the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king, jr. a wreath laying ceremony was held on sunday at the memorial for the civil rights leader on the national mall. among the dignitaries and celebrities on hand were martin luther king iii, reverends alsharpton and jesse jackson. sharpton called the dr. king day and inauguration weekend and intersection of history. what a nice day it was outside for that too. got up to like 61,. >> yesterday was gorgeous. >> certainly not what we expected. >> i think everybody was presently expected to the up side on yesterday's daytime high. it was a good 10 degrees warmer than most of the forecasts were expecting. today will be in the mid-40s. if you are leaving had head downtown in the next hour or two, it is cold. temperature have fallen back in the mid-30s. check out dulles and bwi marshall. both freezing or even colder. going to an an interesting day. i think we'll start the day with some sunshine. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll have this arctic front approaching from the north and west. it is truly an arctic boun
, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealous. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
into office for a second time on martin luther king someday. the president took the oath with our hand on dr. king's bible. a congressional source tells nbc news the king family asked the president and chief justice roberts to sign the king family bible. after lunch, the president stopped in the capitol rotunda to look at the mlk bust. there's a reason this photo shopped picture is making the rounds today. that's coming up. stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full
on the same day the nation pauses to remember civil rights legend and icon dr. martin luther king jr.. two men, two very different dreams forever linked. it is monday january 21st inauguration day and good morning. thank you for joining fox 5 special coverage. i'm allison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. we are broadcasting from our temporary fox 5 studios high atop the canadian embassy. it's a beautiful building and a beautiful view. we are blocks from where all the accident gets underway. we will bring it all to you live all morning long as we mentioned earlier. this is president obama's 4th oath of office. he took his third yesterday. we'll show you a little bit of that. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath. the president has two swearing in ceremonies because inauguration day fell yesterday. he had two of the first time around because he and justice roberts flood their lines during the public ceremony. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in yesterday morning just as he administered his oath at the naval observatory. >> today's oaths will take place just before the noon h
in abraham lincoln's inauguration another belonging to dr. martin luther king jr. who we honor today. the president referenced the slain civil rights leader prominently in the remarks. he took on gay rights and immigration and entitlements and the deep political divide across our nation. first to the parade route. john roberts will travel with the parade along pennsylvania avenue if the technical gods allow it. john, good afternoon. >> so far the gods are with us. if we could spin the camera over here a little bit you can see the east front of the capitol the president will join the motorcade coming out of the driveway from the east front to the constitution avenue. this will be in the next hour and a half to two hours. the parade is 1.5 mile long including a mix of civilian and military contributions, mostly marching bands and a lost floats that will be brought in from the civilian side of things something implemented in 1841 by william henry harrison. you will know he liked to do things big. he had the longist inaugural address of anyone at two hours in horrible weather and he did
is live here in d.c. tonight. also the day the nation honors dr. martin luther king jr. and the president said he really drew inspiration from dr. king and abraham lincoln for today's speech, ed. >> that's right, shep. you heard the president citing both of them, talking a lot about civil rights and really casting himself as someone who wants to carry on their civil rights legacies. i think the broadered message of that what it means in the current political environment is he made very clear that he just didn't win the last election. he believes he has a mandate. he believes he is going to be very aggressive in the days ahead. he was talking about taking action on climate change, immigration reform and at a time when everyone in washington is talking about debt and deficits. he also gave a very rigorous defense of entitlement spending, take a listen. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. [ applause ] they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this co
of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >>> dr. martin luther king is being honored today almost 50 years after he spoke to memorable words. it was one of the most inspirational moments for civil rights. dr.king is being honored for using his words to bring change. heather holmes was in the audience and tells us there was something different this year, heather. >> reporter: julie just as the program says here, tonight's event promoted no guns in light of the killings at sandy hook elementary, and the sold out crowd embraced that message. >> this battle will never be won until we all get free. >> reporter: before she took to the stage in front of 1,000 people, 20-year-old jade cho shared privately with us her pointian poem. >> but it's raise every voice and speak a new world into being. >> reporter: cho was one of two dozen young performers who honored king's legacy through music and the spoken word. >> tomorrow nobody will care. >> reporter: tonight's theme mainly focused on gun violence. >> we're asking people to really speak about that on a day where we celebrate s
the civil rights float and a float paying tribute to dr. martin luther king. >> then you see the tuskegee air american float which pays tribute to the young african american soldiers which fought in world war ii, the first aviator military to fight in the war. >> these boys helped win the war and preserve our freedom that we have today. you know, i don't want people to forget that. >> reporter: along with the eight official floats there are 11 others commissioned by groups marching in the parade including nasa. look out for full size models of the curiosity mars rover and orion, the capsule that will take humans farther into space than ever before. >> the astronauts will be riding in that going on the next mission, so we have four, five or six astronauts that will be in the parade along with that. >> reporter: passers-by delighted to get up close with these works of art. patricia campbell says it helps teach her granddaughter about patriotism. >> the beauty of some of these floats is we can explain to her some of the things that our foreparents and those that have gone before us have d
long people came here to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. >> reporter: hundreds of people boarded cal train for the freedom train from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous protest march. she marched with dr. king on the civil rights march. >> very, very scary and a memorable experience that just doesn't go away. >> reporter: many people said a lot changed but more needs
holiday, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. it is a day to honor dr. king's legacy and it was honored yesterday with the laying of two wreaths at the memorial dedicated to him on the national mall. along with dr. king's family, luminaries from the civil rights movement to politics for hollywood all there. dick gregory al sharpton, jesse jackson, jamie foxx. another breathe wreath laying is planned today at the memorial at 1:00 p.m. >>> and there is a lot straight ahe. we are just getting started with our special coverage of inauguration day 2013. >> stick with us. when we come right back, we'll check in with our wisdom martin who is on the national month as crowds continue to gather there. we'll show you what you can or cannot have with you when you come downtown today. stay with us. fox 5 morning news just getting started. started. started. go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. who? martin van buren! google? martin van buren. ♪ >>> welcome back. if you are up this early on this inaug
a dream. >>> dr. martin luther king is being honored today almost 50 years after he spoke to memorable words. it was one of the most inspirational moments for civil rights. dr.king is being honored for using his words to bring change. heather holmes was in the audience and tells us there was something different this year, heather. >> reporter: julie just as the program says here, tonight's event promoted no guns in light of the killings at sandy hook elementary, and the sold out crowd embraced that message. >> this battle will never be won until we all get free. >> reporter: before she took to the stage in front of 1,000 people, 20-year-old jade cho shared privately with us her pointian poem. >> but it's raise every voice and speak a new world into being. >> reporter: cho was one of two dozen young performers who honored king's legacy through music and the spoken word. >> tomorrow nobody will care. >> reporter: tonight's theme mainly focused on gun violence. >> we're asking people to really speak about that on a day where we celebrate someone who so much believed in nonviolence. a lot
and treat all its citizens as equals before the law and in the heart. dr. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our quest. our history has been built on such dreams and labors. and by our dreams and labors we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. host: from 1997, to a live view here in washington, d.c. in the area around where the parade will take place following the presidential address. he made that reference to dr. martin luther king and one will expect that the president will make a longer reference tomorrow. guest: i think so. i think tomorrow is historic moment in civil rights history. it was 50 years ago that dr. martin luther king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago was the assassination of john f. kennedy , the horrific church bombing was 50 years ago. so the president will be surrounded symbolically and historically by a lot of civil rights milestones. in fact, i believe the widow of evers will give a speech. yes, i think this will be a moment where he will definitely refer to the civil rights milestones tha
to the late dr. martin luther king. a memorial to pay tribute to dr. king remains part of the landscape here in washington along the mall. next, a caller on the republican line. we will try one more time for it -- one more time. a quick look at the schedule tomorrow. our coverage will get underway at 7:00 a.m. eastern time, with the ceremonies taking place around washington. the president of travel in short distance to st. john's church for a prayer service carried we will coverag. he will head up pennsylvania avenue for the mile and a half trip from the white house to the u.s. capitol. the program getting underway shortly past 11:00 eastern time. the president will be sworn in for the ceremonial swearing-in at noon, that will be followed by lunch and inside the capitol. we will have coverage of the remarks led by senator chuck schumer, who is the chair of the inaugural congressional committee. the president will then depart the capital and head back to the white house. we will have the motorcade as it makes its way down pennsylvania avenue. the president likely to walk a very short distance
of dr. martin luther king, jr. but there will be other reminders of this nation's long journey on the road to inclusion. among them, a high school marching band from arkansas and a civil rights pioneer who bookend a vivid story of how far this nation has come. the name is the same, but the little rock central high school of 2013 marches to a different drum. the irony will be inescapable when this racially mixed group of students from little rock's most infamous school perform at the second inauguration of america's first black president. >> we are not just historic because of what happened in 1957. we are great in academics, music, which is why we are going to the inauguration. >> reporter: 1957. before these students and even the president himself were born. little rock central high was not a great place then, but rather the flashpoint in the battle over court-ordered school desegregation, forced by the federal government to accept black students. >> at 8:28 this morning, little rock time, the nine negro students who arrive here at this school daily arrive here again this morn
. martin luther king. >> didn't you see the tuskegee airmen float that pays tribute to the african-american soldiers and the first military aviators to fight in a war. >> reporter: a rep apply day of the p-51 that they flew. >> they helped win the war and preserve our freedom that we have today. i don't want people to forget that. >> reporter: along with the eight official floats there are 11 others commissioned by groups marching in the parade including nasa. look out for full size models of the curiosity mars rover and orion. >> the astronauts will be riding in that on the next mission. we have four, five, six astronauts in the parade along with that. passersby delighted to get up close with these works of art ahead of the big day. it helps teach her granddaughter about president theism. >> the beauty is that we can explain to her some of the scenes that are for parents and those that have gone before us has done in order to afford us the privilege of all of what we are observing right now. >> reporter: lauren demarco, fox 5 news. >>> well, not a bad day today. we don't have many
is the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king jr.. a wreath ceremony was held on sunday for the civil right's leader. among the dignataries on hand, jesse jackson, jamie foxx and chris tucker. the dr. king inauguration weekend, an intersection of history. >> the first family's busy day has already begun. the president, the first lady and their two daughters left for church at saint john's. >> sarah simmons has our coverage from the other end of pennsylvania avenue and tell us what we can expect to see. she's overlooking the parade reviewing stand at lafayette park. >> reporter: that's right. we're here right behind me is where the president will be sitting to view the parade as it comes through. here you can already see we have a lot of people already showing up taking their spot here to watch the parade as well. what a wonderful place to be able to watch it. his president will be in his glass enclosed heated area viewing the parades. it wasn't until the late 1800s actually that the parade that followed the swearing in ceremony was where most of the pomp and circumstance happened. it
honor dr. martin luther king jr., whose holiday is on monday. >> then tomorrow president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the inaugural ceremonies, the public ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something i
a ticket. >> one featured float will pay tribute to the late dr. martin luther king jr. of course, this is the holiday observing his work here in the united states. also, you should look out for another float that honors the tuskegee airmen and features a replica of a plane flown in world war ii. >> lots of floats and local band. a great parade. >> absolutely. it's 6:07 right now. still ahead, pay close attention to the moment he put his hand on the piebible. why has so much meaning. >>> team coverage of the trip into town. >> if you are heading to the parade today, we want to hear from you. tweet us at nbc washington or send us a picture on instagram. add the ha >>> you may notice the president placing his hand on two bibles. that's because the president is using the bible abraham lincoln used for his inauguration in 1861 and dr. martin luther king jr.'s personal bible. today is martin luther king jr. day. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other for today's ceremony. >> incredible historic value from those two bibles. >>> 6:11 is our time. that means it's time for weathe
. reference to dr. martin luther king. one could suspect the president will make an even longer reference tomorrow. >> i would think so. tomorrow is particularly historic, in civil rights history. 50 years ago that dr. king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago, the assassination of john f. kennedy. the assassination of medgar evers. the horrific birmingham church bombing was 50 years ago. the president will be surrounded, symbolically and historic plea, by a lot of civil rights milestones. i believe the widow of medgar evers will give the invocation. the president will take the oath with one hand on the bible belonging to martin luther king. yes, i think this will be a moment where he will definitely refer to the civil rights milestones that got him to this moment. >> the other bible will be abraham lincoln's. >> i just noticed in that clip with bill clinton, the camera cuts to dexter king, his youngest son, i wonder how it must have felt to be there. i imagine he will be there tomorrow as well. >> has the promise that dr. king talked about 50 years ago been fulfille
's bible was the traveling bible of the rev. dr. martin luther king, jr. >> so help you god? me god. congratulations, mr. president. >> brown: this was the fourth time the chief justice and presidenhaddone this together. in 2009 they had to re-do the oath at the white house after roberts stumbled over some of the words in the public ceremony and president obama was officially sworn in for his second term yesterday in a private ceremony at the white house to meet the constitutional requirement that the oath be taken on january 20. today the president began his second inaugural address with a nod to the country's founding doctrines. >> each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptional, what makes us american is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: we hold these truths to be self-e
lincoln's, the other dr. martin luther king junior's. >> protect and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> and unlike four years ago, chief justice roberts and the president made it through, using the correct wording. ♪ >> barack h. obama! >> and then came the president's second inaugural address. >> this generation of americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care, and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. we will respon
. martin luther king celebrated on monday the same day as the ceremonial inauguration. the president will be officially sworn in tomorrow, the day specified by the constitution. president obama will swear the oath of office with his hand on two bibles, one used by abraham lincoln at his inauguration in 1861, and the other a bible which belonged to dr. king. the first covered in velvet and trimmed with gold was loned to lincoln by supreme court clerk william thomas carroll. a seal inside the cover marks the occasion. in the king bible, king noted the dates of sermons he had given. bernice king the youngest of his four children said it was his fawct's traveling bible. >> he used it to study and meditate, not just to speak and preach but just to prepare himself to be able to lead. >> reporter: in a video released by the inaugural committee, president obama calls the lincoln and king bibles a fitting choice. >> their actions, the movements they represented are the only reason that it's possible for me to be inaugurated. >> reporter: turns out that five other presidents have also used two
. a second one is from dr. martin luther king jr. there will be a lunch inside the capitol with lawmakers. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to watch the parade go down pennsylvania avenue. people began making the floats even before the election. president and first lady will attend two inaugural balls. the president and vice president will participate in a prayer service at the national cathedral here in d.c. i'm hallie jackson reporting. >> 6:06. some mental health experts call today the most depressing day of the year. >> barbara walters is waking up in a hospital this morning after a weekend fall. >> we are taking a look at the roads. we will let you ." >> welcome back. 33 degrees downtown. things are settling down in baltimore after a big night last night. it will be a chilly day today. not as warm as it was yesterday. we were in the lower 60's yesterday. a transition day into the arctic air that is moving in. a high thin cloud cover. will show to the radar -- we will show you the radar. a clipper storm will come through this evening and overnight. it will give us the poss
as well as dr. martin luther king. chris, you just had quite a sight rolling passed you. >> reporter: we are trying to bring you a close-up, and you see behind me the two inaugural vehicles arrive. first the president, about ten minutes ago, the president and first family followed by a second motorcade of vice president joe biden and jill biden, and they are here at the washington ame church, and the people who got inside when they got here early, and then you see people lining the streets, and you were waving and happy? >> yeah, because he leaned forward and i saw him collectly and it made me happy. i wanted to wave and say we support you, and we want to welcome him to this moment. so it was awesome. it was good. >> reporter: tell me about who you brought? >> truly a great day in the nation's capital. this is my great grandchildren, and i wanted them to be part of this history. >> reporter: from? >> washington, d.c. >> reporter: you are from? >> seattle. >> reporter: let's take you to the church this morning at about 8:00 as they were preparing for the president. metropolitan ame is the
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the oath of office in 2009. the president will be sworn in using what is described as dr. martin luther king's personal bible. it traveled with dr. king when he traveled across our nation. and performing, of course, is an honor. the ultimate honor for any kind of band. repeat performance for the isirettes. this iowa drill team features fancy foot work. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will talk about the significance of the president's inauguration, happening today, which is martin luther ki
. that begins at 9:30. the first family urges all americans to help honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year t
cho, guys, thanks so very much. that's the dr. martin luther king float going right past the reviewing stand right now. the float's design featuring an image of dr. king and a representation of his quote, out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. martin luther king jr. float on this martin luther king day. appropriate, appropriate float. as we watch what's going on. there's the president. he's with some of the tuskegee airmen being honored right now. our own fredricka whitfield, by the way, her dad, a tuskegee airman. one of the heroes of world war ii. who went in, fought for all of us against the nazis in europe. did brilliantly, even though they got inferior equipment. they really managed to become heroes. they're being well recognized, as they should be. >> a very special moment, president obama spending time with them. i do notice, it does appear as if the first lady, as well as malia and sasha have gone back into the residence. they seem to have left the reviewing stand. so the president is there. you also see the vice president biden and his family all still there as well.
honorering dr. martin luther king president obama will take the oath again, make his inaugural address, and ride in the inaugural parade. four years ago an estimated 1.8 million people came to tin august rags. this year organizers expect less than half that number. >> the first inauguration was a path-breaking historic moment. expectations are much lowered for the second inaugural. >> reporter: but the president hopes to make his second term historic. his staff says he'll be far more aggressive as he takes on the republicans in the house over spending, gun control immigration, and tax reform. >> he's now got to be the guy in charge, the guy who inspires the american people, and who gets them behind his principles and his policies. >> reporter: but this weekend as he takes the oath on bibles which belonged to president lincoln and dr. king president obama wants to remind the nation of its traditions. >> the inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> reporter: now today is a day of service in honor of dr. kin
: it all starts with that national day of service tomorrow to honor dr. martin luther king, jr.. the president's family and vice president, cabinet members will be participating in service projects throughout the area. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> stay with fox 5 for all of the latest on the inauguration. we have it all on air and online. also at online. just reminder, we will be on the air beginning at 4:00 a.m. inauguration morning on monday, of course. >>> first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday last night in georgetown. >> she used the occasion to debut a new twitter account, and a new hairstyle. let's check it out. she posted this picture yesterday of her meeting with one of the eight citizens named cochairs of the inauguration. sporting bangs right there. the first lady hasn't been seen in public since she returned from hawaii earlier this month. >> i like the look. >> i like it, too. >>> without her there would be no oprah, dr. ruth or dr. phil. now the advice world has to say goodbye to dear aby. we'll look back at the life and lega
and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get involved. they could make cards for foster care children, create a mural, learn how to use recycled materials and more. here is what some of the participants said about the events. >> came all the way from las vegas for the inauguration and a day of service. >> i think it is important because we can take communities bac
on the bibles of abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr., connecticuting both to his modern agenda. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: his was a law that called for changes. >> he clearly doesn't want to straddle centrist views anymore, and even when his positions are further to the idealogical left, i think this speech was a combattive speech. it was certainly, he wasn't holding back. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: he walked head-long into battles over gun control, climate change, facing a tattered economy, a second term both bold and bumpy. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to saact in our time. >> reporter: time like history that was fast advancing. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> that's when the president turned around and said he's not going to see this again. he wan
. martin luther king, jr. and finally dogs and the people they serve. they will come down pennsylvania avenue as well. as this historic day plays out, we want to hear from you. we'll tell you how you can be part of the fox 5 inauguration social media patrol. we are checking the biggest headlines including the latest on manti te'o's fake girlfriend hoax. when we can expect to hear from the football star next.  >>> many bodies were so so badly disfigured, official are having a hard time determining whether they were attackers or hostages. >>> katie couric has scored the first interview with notre dame linebacker manti te'o. it will be the first on-camera interview given by the all- american since news broke about the dead girlfriend that apparently didn't exit. te'o and his girlfriend will appear on her daytime talk show this thursday. last week, he insisted he was a victim of a hoax, not a participant. >>> barbara walters was admitted to a d.c. hospital over the weekend after she fell at an inauguration party. she reportedly slipped saturday night on a step at the british ambassa
and legacy of dr. martin luther king and the president called on americans to do the same by helping neighbors in need. around the country an estimated quarter million people did he can exactly that. blocks from the white house they designated ways for people to serve the community regard lgs of age. >> this is a good job to give back to people who need our help. >> you want to give back and have people pay it forward. >> taking saefgs in giving back to others on this national day of service. >> speaking of service the president faces the official t oath of office in the white house. wbal-tv 11 news. >>> come night to be a night to recommend for four u.s. service members. take a look at this. one represented each military branch selected to dance at the inaugural ball. william nelson will dance with the president. the first lady will be joined by marine sergeant timothy easterly. the four were chosen to service accomplishments and leadership. >>> i am excited and nervous. of course i will be in front of thousands of people dancing. i will do my best. >> i was not prepared for all
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
ii. they are being honored as they should be. especially on dr. martin luther king jr. day here. >> there is a tuskogee airmen float that will go by today. >> they were discriminated against, world war ii, the military was still segregated. it took harry truman to integrate the armed forces. but they fought heroically. mostly in europe. and several of them are still alive. >> yes, yes, they are. and even as we watch what's going on. you see the president. i think he wants this to get going. what does the vice president haveness hand? a little program? >> maybe it is a little program. i wouldn't be surprised. they probably want to know who's coming up and who's next. i'm sure they also want to know which float they get to see next. >> and i see -- they did not change their outfits. >> but it must be heated i'm guessing. >> the glass part is heated. >> it must be heated because they all seem more comfortable. actually, when the sun came out, it got very comfortable here. >> yeah, they're in a closed area right now so they can take off their overcoats and relax and enjoy and have a
, martin luther king jr. we will pause to remember dr. king's birthday and i'd like to bring in andrew young the third, former civil rights leader and ambassador andrew young. good to see you, sir. >> hey, craig, how are you doing? >> great. your father is a long time friend and confidant of reverend king. what have you learned from your father, and also, his generation as well? >> you know, i think that it is very important that we as americans today give each other a faith-saving way out, and that is one thing that my father was adamant about throughout his life is that when you have an opponent and have indifferences about a subject, that you give your opponent a way out. to keep his dignity and that is how you create change, and that is what dr. king and my father and dr. lowrie and others did during the civil rights movement when they were fighting bigotry. and unfortunately, that is what the president obama is going to to have to learn to do with the go gop. >> what are your thoughts as we get ready to see president obama sworn in for a second time tomorrow? >> i think that it's
, the president took his oath today on two bibles, one once used by dr. martin luther king. of course today is the marking of that day, mlk day, and one of abraham lincoln. how do you see this moment in the context of that struggle because that was resonant and poignant, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, and keep in mind he said something, martin, that tied it all together. he said that we realized long ago that we could not survive and thrive as half slave state and half free. and basically i think what he was saying is we've come a long way, and i think he showed what lincoln did to make the country stronger, again having a vision of what we could do, and then i think he tried to use that to say, okay, now a lot has happened in between those times. we still face difficulties, but let's, again, be inspired by the aspiration of those who came before us so that each person could pursue happiness, you know, life, liberty, and property, and do it in a way that made sense. so i really think -- as i listened to chris, i couldn't help but think of a note i wrote while the president was speaking
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